Category: YUSUF KANLI
It might be a surprise for some, but it is an unfortunate reality of this country. At the end of June there were 171 journalists in prison
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is set to assume roles in key public offices including the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) and the Turkish Wealth Fund, a post which was under the responsibility of Nurettin Canikli, who was appointed as the new defense minister after a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.
A 78-meter-long künefe dessert was prepared on July 23 for an event held to commemorate the 78th year the southern border province of Hatay, the dessert’s homeland, joined Turkey.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Israeli security forces to avoid using violence in the fresh unrest at a holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem and act in line with international law and fundamental human values on July 23
An Iraqi-origin British citizen, who arrived in Istanbul to undergo “VIP hair transplantation,” has been beaten and robbed by a group that claimed they would operate the transplant surgery
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan harshly slammed the attack on the Neve Shalom synagogue by an ultra-nationalist group. The group had claimed the protest was a response to the restrictions on the al-Aqsa mosque
Some 30 cyclists have been pedaling from the Turkish capital city of Ankara to Istanbul to promote the “Hagia Sophia Exhibition with Documents and Pictures” organized by the Turkish Historical Society (TTK)
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A group gathered and demonstrated in front of the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district late on July 20 to protest the Israeli government’s recent move to place metal detectors at the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the country’s new education curriculum, saying that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, was being left out of it.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said July 20 that Turkish Cyprus could depend on Ankara for support and said Turkey would “continue protecting the rights of Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
One of the most interesting pages of the July 15 coup attempt is the long night lived at the Akıncı Air Base, where Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar was held hostage by the coup soldiers until morning.
An investigation has been launched into a case in which the relatives of a man named Mustafa Kemal Aydoğdu, who died 46 years ago, changed the deceased’s name to “Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Aydoğdu” on his tombstone.
Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ have refuted recent claims that the premises of Anıtbakir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, would be opened to construction.
An Istanbul court ordered two and a half years in jail for Islamic preacher Hasan Akar on July 19 for insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who was the founder of modern Turkey
Heavy rainfall hit Istanbul beginning from the early hours of July 18, paralyzing daily life and causing floods
The final version of Turkey’s national school curriculum has left evolution out and added the concept of “jihad” as part of Islamic law in books, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz said on July 18.
I strongly recommend you read Barçın Yinanç’s interview with Mahir Ünal, the deputy chairman and spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), in today’s Hürriyet Daily News.
A Turkish nightclub has canceled a party it organized for the first year anniversary of the deadly July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt after receiving widespread criticism.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The Kurdish opening initiated by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to solve Turkey’s Kurdish problem as well as the famous “zero problems with neighbors” policy was a reflection of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s famous “peace at home, peace in the world” motto
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
The aim of the opposition’s “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul was to draw attention to shortcomings and errors in Turkey’s justice system, to display the feelings of the people in the face of injustices
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